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New York Times, Monday, January 17, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,029
Across Down
1. Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
5. Valuable tropical plants. : PALMS
10. Actor Arnaz. : DESI
14. Moslem title. : AGHA
15. Former Harvard president. : ELIOT
16. Particle. : ATOM
17. Former Brazilian money. : REIS
18. Bridge bid. : SIXNOTRUMP
20. Tool for pounding. : PESTLE
22. Sapphira's husband. : ANANIAS
23. A seesaw. : TEETER
26. Before. : ERE
27. Pay raise. : INCREASE
29. Former English actor. : ARLISS
33. Ex-member of McCarthy's group. : COHN
34. Dye. : TINGE
36. Tuck's companion. : NIP
37. ___ loss (uncertain). : ATA
38. Flavoring agent. : ANISEED
40. A fiver. : VEE
41. Mayan Indian. : MAM
42. Unbound. : LOOSE
43. Major Baltic port. : RIGA
44. Dismisses. : EXPELS
46. Resident of northern New York. : UPSTATER
49. Give: Scot. : GIE
50. Spain, in Spain. : ESPANA
51. Shaded walk. : ALAMEDA
55. Arched upper surface of foot. : INSTEP
58. Lone Ranger's "Away we go." : HIHOSILVER
61. Adjutant. : AIDE
62. Ardor. : ELAN
63. There it is: Fr. : VOILA
64. Fir fruit. : CONE
65. Oak fruit. : MAST
66. Actor Tom. : EWELL
67. Bite or nibble: Dial. : KNAP
1. Triangular instrument. : HARP
2. An arch. : OGEE
3. Jacoby or Culbertson. : WHISTCHAMP
4. Oriental. : EASTERN
5. 100 centimos. : PESETA
6. Eastern name. : ALI
7. A year in Nero's reign. : LIX
8. Girl's name. : MONA
9. Circa 12 million years ago. : STONEAGE
10. Rye grass. : DARNEL
11. Needle case. : ETUI
12. Entire body of animal or plant. : SOMA
13. Katzenjammer Kids. : IMPS
19. Covered with pitch. : TARRED
21. V. I. P. in Virginia. : LEE
24. Summer: Spanish. : ESTIO
25. Second printing. : REISSUE
27. What "veni" means. : ICAME
28. Toll free. : NOTAX
30. Bid. : INVITATION
31. Long, wearying period. : SIEGE
32. Skindiver's implement. : SPEAR
35. Turnips: Scot. : NEEPS
38. Nations united. : ALLIES
39. Downward plunge. : NOSEDIVE
43. Search thoroughly. : RANSACK
45. Beethoven overture. : EGMONT
47. Type of football kick. : SPIRAL
48. Color. : TAN
51. Pause-filling sound. : AHEM
52. Actress Lee. : LILA
53. Exclamations. : AHAS
54. Below: Naut. : ALOW
56. Relative of Carol and Hazel. : EDNA
57. Bird sound. : PEEP
59. Contend. : VIE
60. Building wing. : ELL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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